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IPL Intense Pulsed Light in North Carolina

Lumenis One IPL Photorejuvenation and ND Yag Vascular Treatment

The Lumenis One platform is considered a gold standard in today’s leading physician practices.

IPL from Lumenis One offers the full spectrum of treatment options for patients wanting correction of uneven pigmentation from sun damage, freckles, and rosacea.

The Lumenis One platform offers multiple laser and light energies, allowing us to effectively address multiple concerns during a single treatment.

Although wrinkles and fine lines are signs of age, pigmentation issues present on the skin create an appearance that is viewed by many as unattractive and often suggests greater premature signs of aging.

How many Lumenis One IPL treatments are necessary?

A single treatment is going to show significant improvement and results. As the patient discusses treatment options in our office during a consultation, we will help to determine individual concerns and make appropriate recommendations. It is common to see a patient elect 2-3 treatments depending upon their needs and expectations.

What is the downtime with Lumenis One IPL?

There is very little-to-no downtime with IPL treatment.

Immediately following treatment, patients will feel, and often appear, warm and flushed–much like you’d feel after too much time in the sun. This quickly diminishes. All pigmentation (brown or red) that was addressed in treated area will initially darken. This is a sign of effective treatment.

For the next several days, patients will see the darker appearance until the skin has sloughed away. Treated areas on the body may take a few weeks before they have completely sloughed away. In any case, most patients can resume their regular work and social routines immediately following IPL treatment.

How long do treatments last?

IPL treatments are effective and greatly appreciated by patients. The use of sunscreen and proper skincare can extend the results of treatment. Continued exposure to sunlight and environmental triggers may encourage the need for more treatment at a later time. The time between treatments varies greatly from patient to patient.

Am I a candidate for IPL?

Good candidates for IPL treatment are patients with fair or light skin. IPL (broad spectrum light) is attracted to pigment, so tanned (from natural sunlight as well as self-tan products) or dark skin is more susceptible to injury from this treatment.

We encourage the skin be free of self-tanner or natural tan at the time of treatment. For patients with darker skin, we offer other effective laser technologies effective for pigmentation without risk of injury.

Lumenis One 1064 ND Yag laser:

In addition to the IPL (broad spectrum light) modality on the Lumenis One platform, we offer an enhanced treatment for patients who have common issues with vascular show (red and blue veins). The 1064 ND Yag laser is effective for treating:

  • Tiny capillaries and small veins on the face
  • Spider veins on the body
  • Small red cherry angiomas

Whether patients want to address spider veins on the legs only or are interested in treatment to improve the appearance of pigmentation, the ND Yag handpiece is a valuable tool to spot treat multiple vascular imperfections.

To learn more about popular IPL treatments for common superficial skin issues, contact the plastic surgery team at the UNC Aesthetic & Laser Center in Chapel Hill and request a consultation. The team is eager to share their knowledge of laser technologies with you and to help you learn how the treatments they employ will help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Learn More About IPL Photorejuvenation in Raleigh-Durham

From laser treatments used at the UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center to correct superficial skin issues to laser technologies employed at the Jaycee Burn Center, UNC prides itself on being at the forefront of the laser technology and treatment field. To learn more about IPL, contact our team of medical specialists. They look forward to answering your questions.

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